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Our Team

The Business Development and Legal Office is a multi-faceted and collaborative team of commercialisation, innovation, product development, intellectual property, marketing, sales and legal experts.  The Commercialisation arm of the Office is responsible for assisting MCRI researchers’ to translate their discoveries and intellectual property into outcomes that have a beneficial impact to society and where appropriate, generate a commercial return to the MCRI.  The Legal arm of the Office is responsible for ensuring all research projects and collaborations (with external collaborators, industry, funders and government) are established and run under the appropriate legal framework.  

Meet the Team

Phoebe Macleod
Head of Legal & Licensing - Digital Health

Dr Shari Lofthouse​
Senior Business Development Manager​​

Dr Jacquie Crawford
Intellectual Property Manager

Jillian Nelson
Business Development Manager - Digital Health

Jonathon Morison
Business Development Manager

Simone Darling
Business Development Officer - Digital Health

Yuen Chang
Business Development Officer

Mark Scully
IP Administrator

Penny Glenn
Senior Legal Counsel

Ari Abeygoonesekera​
Legal Counsel

Amandine Philippart de Foy
Senior Contract Manager and Privacy Officer